Fly with American Airlines and soon there’ll never be a quiet moment as Apple Music access comes free on flights.
Starting this Friday all Apple Music subscribers will be able to stream from Apple’s music streaming service on American Airlines Wi-Fi for free. This includes music videos on the airline’s satellite internet service which usually costs a limited-time charge for any access.
It’s the first partnership of it’s kind for Apple Music and American Airlines alike. It will probably be lucrative, particularly for commuters who have to regularly get flights and fill that time with their favourite artists.
Apple Music vice president, Oliver Schusser said: “For most travellers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases. With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favourite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”
Apple Music subscribers can use any Viasat-equipped aircraft of American Airlines by connecting to the Wi-Fi and logging in using their Apple Music subscription. Non-Subscribers can also sign up on-board to their 3 month free access and gain access to free music streaming there and then.
American Airline’s vice president of global marketing, Janelle Anderson said: “Our guests want to make the most of their time when flying us. That’s why we’re investing in faster Wi-Fi, a variety of entertainment options, and why we’re so excited to introduce Apple Music to more of our customers. Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”
As airline Wi-Fi becomes more prominent and more people sign up to music streaming services every day this likely won’t be the last partnership of this kind we see.